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Universal Shamanism
The 12 directions
Desert of San Luis Potosi. Mexico.
18 Abril – 2/9 Mayo. (2 and 3 week options) 2019

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Universal Shamanism
The 12 directions
Desert of San Luis Potosi. Mexico.
18 Abril – 2/9 Mayo. (2 and 3 week options) 2019

These 12 Toltec mysteries come from the traditions of Mexico and Central America and are based on the more profound levels of the shamanic medicine wheel. The 12 directions integrate also the traditions of the Incas, Australian Aboriginals and Bon Shamanism (Tibetan Buddhism), as well as reflecting Celtic, Hindu, Japanese and Egyptian myths and legends. Each number has its own mystery, teaching, practise, and application. Each day is devoted to one number and narrates the journey of the soul through the universe into the human body, and then its onward journey after it leaves the body.

The teachings offer a deep journey into Toltec and related shamanic and other spiritual traditions. They offer not only tools for self- healing and self-knowledge, but also tools for developing healing practise on others. The grounding and expression of the twelve numbers will awaken the creative fire within.
Each day there is a teaching from one of the numbers, and then practises. All of the practises take place in the desert, or at night in the temple, or under the stars. The practises are designed to give clear and practical tools for you to develop in your business or work, your healing practise, your creativity. You are encouraged to develop creative projects, be it through drawing, painting, music, movement or words.
This course can be taken on its own or as part of the practical intuitive shamanic training program.

The Centre of the Conscious Dream.

The centre of the conscious dream is in the desert of San Luis Potosi at the end of the Wirrikuta pilgrimage route. Free from the distractions and interferences of the city, it offers space and time. You can walk undisturbed in each direction and your eyes can wander uninterrupted to the horizon.

You can see a twenty minute video which gives the history of the centre and shows the area on the following link.


April 18.
Journey from Mexico city to the Centre of the conscious dream.

April 19
Zero. The unconditional breath. The nothing (Mayan teachings). The void and the Great Mystery (North American Shamanism). The Ain Soph (Kabbalah). Dharmakaya (Buddhism).
Breath awareness meditations. The practise of zero balancing. Drinking from the fountain of our own intuitive wisdom. The creative movement. Healing from the other side of the mind. Opening to the infinite spaces of the desert.

April 20.
One. Element of Air. Unconditional time. The initiation. The essential magic of the movement from nothing to something. The first universal intent (Toltec). The dance of Shiva (Hindu). The dreaming of the universe (Toltec, Australian Aboriginal traditions). The One Mind (Buddhism).
Practises of inspiration, of creative solutions. Planting the seeds in the dream of your life. Healing from the place of deeply conscious presence in the awakening moment.

April 21.
Two. Unconditional space. Unconditional movement. The formation from the Dream (Toltec). Nirvana (Buddhism). The dance of Shiva and Shakti (Hindu).
Freedom in Movement practises. The body discovering its healing through intuitive movement. Releasing the wisdom held in our bones.

April 22.
Three. The first form. The star. The first individual intent of your soul (Toltec). The dreamer who dreams you (Toltec). The crystal and the way of light (Tibetan Buddhism). The child of Shiva and Shakti (Hindu).
Ceremony – connecting with your original intent. Returning to the place of no doubt. Remembering the essential reason why you came to this planet. Breathing the night sky in the desert.

April 23.
Four. The Sun. Element of Fire. The medicine wheel. (world shamanism). The solar mysteries (Toltec, world shamanism. Celtic and Egyptian mythology).
The practise of making your own medicine wheel in the desert, inside of your living space and inside of yourself. The balance of the four elements. Healing tools using the medicine wheel.

April 24.
Five. The hunab ku (Mayan). Multidimensionality. Parallel worlds. Parallel times. The Nagual (Toltec). Spinning (Sufism).
Walking meditations. Practises to move the assemblage point, to enable us to be able to see through appearances to the deeper realities.

April 25.
Six. The sacred contract (Toltec). Your tribe (Toltec and Australian Aboriginal). The resolution of karma (Buddhism and Hinduism).
Practises to connect with your universal tribe, to connect with your lives and spaces - the history you brought with you before you entered into this present body.

April 26.
Seven. Element of Earth. The sky body and the earth body (Toltec). The cellular memory (world healing traditions). Tree wisdom (world spirit traditions.). Rock wisdom (world spirit traditions).
The root memory of physical and emotional wounding through entering the intelligence of the bone structure. Releasing of held memory. Balance of dualities.

April 27.
Eight. The dream dance of colour (Toltec).
Colour therapy. Colour as vibration and dreamer (conditioner) of spaces. Colours as bridges between different levels of perception. Practises in the art of acceptance. The act of being. Healing from the place of not doing.

April 28.
Nine. Shapeshifting (world shamanic traditions). The spirits held in the body (world shamanic traditions).
Connecting with animal guides. Identifying the different types of spirits that we carry with us in our bodies. Healing from the spirit world.

Apirl 29.
Ten. Element of Water. Death as transformation (World healing traditions). Connecting with trapped souls. Releasing trapped souls. Helping the dead to die. The release of trapped souls held within the living body. Possession and de-possession (all world shamanism).
Practises of letting go. The burial ceremony.

April 30.
Eleven. The Earth wisdom. Gaia. The earth as a conscious living breathing being (all world shamanism). The release of souls trapped in the earth. Earth clearing. Earth healing. The human being as channel between earth and sky. The role of the human in the universal dance. Practices of listening to Earth wisdom.

Mayo 1.
Twelve. The harmonic vibration (world numerology). The twelve crystal skulls (world shamanic traditions). The twelve suns (Sanskrit). The twelve Gods (Japanese, Greek, Roman Mythololgy). The movement of the soul from the body through the universe. Potential dreaming pathways of the soul (Toltec). Time travel.
Practices of time travel and of experiencing the harmonic seed and the harmonic universal resolution. Healing from the place of the harmonic universal resolution.

Mayo 2.
Return to Mexico city for those on the two week option.

The Walk of Power. The walk of clear intent. The walk to Bernalejo. This is an ancient Huichol site which represents and embodies the death aspect of the pilgrimage. This is the place where the death that one carries from the history of blood family generations and culture are released. Also it is the place where trapped souls (those spirits who do not know how to die and cling to a body) can be released. Pilgrims pass through their death before climbing the sacred mountain where the sun was born – the place of the pilgrims re-birth.

Mayo 3
Re-birth. The Sacred Mountain. In this vision quest, we find out why, and also why this particular mountain has been considered to be so sacred for centuries. This great mountain teacher has information it would have called you to receive, and everything you would have passed through on the weeks leading up to this day would be so that you have the intuitive knowledge to know how to receive it.

Mayo 4.
The Bridge. How do we bring this information from these three weeks into our daily lives? How do we create the bridge between the times and spaces that have been touched and experienced to the times and spaces of your home, relations, and work? On this day we look at how to develop what has been received, and further training options. (please note a consultation is given on the theme of the bridge for participants on the two and three week programs before they depart).

Also today there is a day of service to people in the local village. Those that feel they are ready offer healing sessions to them based on the work we have learnt.

Mayo 5.
Journey to Teotihuacan.

Mayo 6, 7, 8..
Teotihuacan is the Toltec (pre-Aztec) ceremonial city about 30 miles from Mexico City. It is the most important pyramid site in Mexico linked to Giza in Egypt, and covers over two square miles. The dreaming of the ancient Toltecs was to understand the connection between the Earth and the other planets in our solar system, and the sun, our star. Through this knowledge they found the connection of the Earth with the whole universe. At Teotihuacan we can touch again this dream of unity. We will be staying in the traditional pre-Aztec calpulli (school) within the Ancient Teotihuacan site We will be learning the meanings of the ancient dances and taking part in the Dance of the universe. We will be learning the theory and practise of the limpia (energy cleansing), and learning about the curative plants and stones of the traditional Mexica. We will be taking part in cave meditations underneath the sacred site before we are taught how to enter through the natural energetic doorways on the land to the pyramid site.

Mayo 9 . Depart.

Costs and details.
The Twelve Directions.
Two weeks. April 18-May 2..
£1700 (US$2230) Camping in the desert.
£1800 (US$2360) Shared round house.
£1900 (US$2490) Individual dome.
The Conscious Dreamer. Three weeks. April 18-May 9.
£2200. (US$2880). Camping in the desert.
£2300 (US$3010) Shared round house.
£2400 (US$3145) Individual dome.

This course can be taken as part of the following ongoing trainings.
The conscious business.
Practical intuitive shamanic training.
The creative fire.
Please write for further information.
Prices includes all meals, all accommodation in Mexico (including the night before the start date) and Teotihuacan and in the desert, all entrance fees, seminars, ceremonies, and all internal travel to the desert.

US$60 dollars of this total is donated to the Wirrikuta plastic recycling project.

Accommodation is in a Hotel in Mexico City, shared partitioned rooms or dormitory in Teotihuacan, camping, adobe dome or round houses in the Centre of the Conscious Dream. Food is through restaurants in Mexico City, in-house Mexican food at Teotihuacan, and a varied diet (organic when possible) at the desert site where there is also a shared kitchen. Bottled water is available always, and there are showers at Teotihuacan and water to heat in the desert. Toilets are dry ecological in the desert.
The retreat is given in English and Spanish. Typically, this retreat attracts people from many different countries. We advise you to book in advance. Please note that you will be asked to contribute together with basic group service work for about half an hour a day in the desert.

Course facilitators.

Chu-Ra. (Daniel Stone) Chu-Ra’s life quest has been to understand his ‘dreaming’. As a child, his dreaming experience at night was more real than his experience in the day. In order to try and find the bridge, he explored psychotherapeutic theories (in particular Carl Jung) and artistic movements (painting, music, theatre, literature). For ten years, he travelled widely, and It was through the shamanic path working with indigenous shamans, in particular, the Australian Aboriginals, Tibetan Buddhism (Bon Shamanism), and the Toltec wisdom of central America, that he found a language that could bring together the night with the day. Life as dream. He has received various initiations, in particular the crystalline intelligence (inner crystal skull), and holds dreaming circles in Mexico, North America, Europe and Australia. He founded the Mexican desert Centre of the Conscious Dream in 2000, where he now lives. Daniel is the author of ‘the dreamer who dreams you’ (axis-mundi press), and‘Chu-Ra – the change of time’ (Circle). He is an established international exhibiting artist and musician (

Yei Malinalli is a Mexhica dancer, Toltec Visionary and Temazcal leader. He received the ‘Don delAgua’ (official recognition and permission of the culture) from the well respected Abuela(Grandmother) Margarita. For more than 20 years Yei has taught the Mexhica culture, the Mayan and Nahuatl languages and time systems, the traditional dances as well as the Temazcales. He is also an expert in plant homeopathy and alternative energy systems. He presently runs his own medicine centre in Celaya, central Mexico.

Estefany Ruiz Godinez is also a teacher of the Mexhica culture, Temazcal leader, and Dancer of the Moon. She is also a trained transpersonal therapist (Higgins). In the Temazcal she balances the energies with Yei and in the teachings she offers the feminine vision and perspective.

'El Paco' Ramirez is a sacred dancer, teacher, and ceremonial leader in the Anahuac tradition. He has devoted his life to the understanding of the traditional teachings in Teotihuacan and is a gatekeeper of the sacred site. His ability to communicate the Toltec vision in such a clear and humble way makes people warm to him very easily. He will lead the group into the sacred mysteries of the Calpulli.

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